VW have a well-developed range of Bluemotion products. Its their economy department and over the last five years has rolled out some fantastic car, much-loved by the high mileage leasing drivers. The new Mark 7 Golf Blue Motion, the latest from the fold, is most economical Golf that they have ever produced. Not only have they improved build quality but they now have a diesel, not a hybrid, that has an emission figure of 85 g/km and an average economy of over 88 mpg. Even as a person lease car, this car has got to make sense.
Broadly speaking it is capable of close on 1000 miles on one tank of fuel and for business use, time spent at the pumps is down time.
Just a 1.6 litre?
The latest derivative of the 1.6 diesel is now 110 bhp and even though so economical, goes well and will do over 120 mph. The car is quiet to drive and taught as a result of being lowered slightly. It is over 60 kg lighter than its predecessor but more powerful and aerodynamically better, wind noise is negligible, a result of the aerodynamics. VW have added start-stop and battery regeneration charging. It sits on low rolling resistance tyres, which although noisier, save fuel.
Unbelievable tax rates.
As a 40% tax payer this car will only cost you £87.92 a month. The road fund licence is zero, the same as most hybrids but you get to drive a Golf.